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August 19-28, 2022

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Tutti Frutti Tropical Twist: Opening Night Party with Charles Phoenix!

Celebrate the kick-off of our 6th annual Denver Modernism Week at the Tutti Frutti Tropical Twist Party: Opening Night with Charles Phoenix Celebrate the kick-off of […]

Mid-Mod Home Retrovation Expo

Learn from experts how to smartly learn about, renovate, and decorate your home in mid-century modern style! Our new Home Retrovation Expo offers current and aspiring […]

A Magical Evening of Mid-Mod, Walt Disney, and the Artist Scooter

A fun-filled art release party with Colorado’s own mid-century modern artist and designer: Scooter You’re invited on a discovery tour filled with tasty apps, cocktails, a […]

Alumination: The Iconic Story of Airstream

Stir up your age-old desire to pack up and discover what lies beyond the next range of hills! Learn about the history of Airstream. For many, […]

Charles Phoenix: Mad for Mid-Century

Ambassador of Americana, Charles Phoenix returns to Denver with a festive, fun-filled celebration of space age style and design. The Ambassador of Americana Returns to Denver! […]

Miss Modernism Pageant 2022

The Wackiest Mid-Century Inspired Pageant You’ve Ever Seen! Featuring Denver’s own Emcee (and Miss Modernism 2018) Fannie Spankings! Watch Denver’s finest Mid-Mod Contestants compete for the crown and sash! Will they make the cut when they talk about their love of mid-century modernism? 

Mod Vintage Market: Mid-Century Shopping, Autos, Food and Fun!

This two-day vintage marketplace has what you need to ensure your home, apparel, car, music, camper is something to marvel at! It’s a non-stop mid-mod party […]

South Dahlia Lane Modern Home Tour + Talk

An Open-House Style Home Tour of Multiple Modern Homes in Denver’s South Dahlia Lane Neighborhood, Preceded by a Talk About its History. About the Tour Homes […]

Littleton’s Mid Mod Mile Sunday Afternoon Walking Tour

Take a Sunday afternoon stroll along Littleton’s Mid Mod Mile with Historical Architect Richard Cronenberger! About the Tour It’s a marvelous mile of mid-century marvels! Wander […]

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1950s Prom

You don’t want to miss this inaugural addition to the Denver Modernism Week! Set in a fabulous vintage venue at the Highlands Masonic Lodge, the 1950s […]

Journey Back in Time: Mid-Century Images with Bill Guerriero

Join Heritage Lakewood Belmar Park for a pictorial review of the mid-century era, with local photographer Bill Guerriero at their authentic country schoolhouse.

Adulti-Verse: A Modern Multi-Verse Adventure at Meow Wolf!

Don your dapper attire + celebrate the return of Convergence Station’s Adulti-Verse!
There’s an extra special twist this round- we’ve partnered with Denver Modernism Week to bring you a night full of swanky cocktails, swing dancing, + vintage fun!

Behind the Scenes With The Curator: Mid-Century Architecture & Artifacts in the Heritage Lakewood Collection

Join Heritage Lakewood Belmar Park and their curator, Katy Lewis, as you get a walk through and sneak peak at some of the Park’s collections in architecture and artifacts from the mid-century. Catch a glimpse and hear stories behind the collection, including features not available to the public.

Flip! A Sustainable Style Swap

Need room in your closets? Bring down your gently used clothes, accessories, shoes, between 9-11 am!
Or do you just need a fresh new wardrobe? If you don’t have anything to swap, we invite you to join us at 1pm.

Denver Modernism Week, now in its sixth year, is an annual event designed to celebrate mid-century modern architecture, design, and culture throughout the Denver area. From August 19-28, 2022, we will be partnering with several volunteers, presenters, and sponsors to bring you a series of events. They will be fun, educational, and will raise awareness about exceptional examples of local mid-century modern design and architecture, the stories and people behind it, and will emphasize the importance of its ongoing preservation. These include home and neighborhood tours, our annual Mod Vintage Market (formerly Denver Mod), our new event, the Home Retrovation Expo, talks and slideshows, and more.

Format and event changes may be necessary to continue to foster the required social distancing measures this year.

2022 Events

Our events include the Home Retrovation Expo, Mod Vintage Market, walking tours, home tours, vintage car, and trailer shows…and so much more!

Become a Sponsor

Sponsors build awareness and connection to our community of folks who know and deeply care about midcentury modernism. You get behind-the-scenes peeks and get to be part of the invite-only closing party where you’ll connect with a who’s who of the Denver business world.

Exhibitor Opportunities

Showcase your retro modern expertise at one or both of our keystone events this year, the Mod Vintage Market and our brand-new event, the Home Retrovation Expo!

For me, DMW is Denver’s premier event for all things vintage. I’ve been attending every summer for the past 7 years, and it just keeps getting better. As a speaker, I appreciate the importance that the team behind DMW puts on talks and seminars, as they’re a wonderful way to keep history alive and provide perspective as to how we got to where we are today.

Erin B. (vintage enthusiast and DMW speaker)

What is Mid Century Modern Design?

There are many ways to answer this question, however in the context of Denver Modernism Week, we are specifi cally focused on the architecture designed by modernist architects and builders that were infl uenced by the Bauhaus School and the ideas of Frank Lloyd Wright, which inspired the most cutting-edge buildings in the city primarily during the 1950s and ’60s. While it is tempting to see modernism as a style, it is really more a philosophy that says that the design of a building should be driven by nature, context, and the human experience rather than by the preconceived notions of a particular style. By exploring new ways of enclosing space, using elegant (often exposed) structural systems, capturing natural light and ventilation, employing both natural and high-tech materials, embracing outdoor rooms, and so much more, mid-century modern architects believed in the ideal that well-designed buildings had the capability of elevating the human condition. We believe this idea is still true today.

Adjoining the great architecture of the time, we also celebrate the furniture, objects, clothing, general design, graphic design, artwork, music, technological advances, drinks and food, cars and other transportation, vintage style (but not vintage values), and other aspects of the same time period that would have been an integral part of mid-century modern living.

Get Involved!

Volunteer

Want to get into events for free and have a blast doing things like connecting with your community and dressing as a living mannequin? Volunteer!

Nominate a Tour

Whether it’s your home or a noteworthy example of mid-century modern architecture in the Denver metro area, we want to hear from you!

Join the Show

Show your car or camper, participate in the Miss Modernism pageant, or be part of our other events and exhibits!

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